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“Not since Flags of Our Fathers—no, make that, Not since Paul Fussell’s The Great War and Modern Memory—no, make that, Not ever—has an American nonfiction writer reached into history and produced a testament of young men in terrible battle with the stateliness, the mastery of cadence, the truthfulness and the muted heartbreak of James Carl Nelson in The Remains of Company D. I wish I’d had the honor of working on this book with him. But then, he didn’t need me.”---Ron Powers, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Flags of Our Fathers and author of Mark Twain: A Life
“A beautifully crafted anthem to doomed American youth, James Carl Nelson’s The Remains of Company D is a must-read for World War I enthusiasts and those looking for a damn good war book.”---Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Longest Winter and The Bedford Boys
“War is always hell, but the unprecedented carnage on World War I’s Western Front was the stuff of nightmares. The American boys of Company D were on the front lines, and James Carl Nelson has combined previously unpublished first-person accounts, prodigious research, and vivid, you-are-there prose into one of the great books on the subject. This is a Band of Brothers for World War I.”---James Donovan, author of A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn—the Last Great Battle of the American West
“James Carl Nelson’s book is a great contribution to AEF history. He has done an incredible amount of research in order to convey the experience of one group of doughboys...and to tell their story through their own words.….He reminds us that these long-forgotten battles of ninety years ago were as hard fought as any before or since, and that our country was well served by the young men who fought them. Get this book. It puts a very human face on the experience of Americans on the Western Front.”---Dr. Paul Herbert, executive director of the Cantigny First Division Foundation
This book tells the story of heroes from the Great War and gives these heroes a voice that should be heard.
Having said all that, I still believe the book to be a very good one and perhaps I have made too much of a case for its use as a "Bully Pulpit".
I've done some similar research of my own as well so I know full well the immense amount of work Nelson has put into this book.
For the first time in my memory, I literally trashed a book. Literally tore it up and tossed it in the trash. Read morePublished 12 months ago by G.McDowell
I have read this book probably more times than most, and each time I find another corner of a 90-year-old family home that James Carl Nelson has intimately portrayed. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Matt J. Davenport
Although a fairly good history lesson of the management and distribution of our fighting men during 1917 and 1918, I found the story line nothing more than a discombobulated... Read morePublished 15 months ago by J. Blackwell
The interest in a war often lasts only as long as survivors are alive. That's why it's so great to have a book about WWI written recently. Read morePublished 16 months ago by G. Hearn
This book revolves around the author's search for information regarding his grandfather's service in the First World War, Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment of the First Division. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gregory Hope
Simply stated, this is one of the most powerful books I have read and perhaps ever will read about the Great War. It ranks right up there with Ernst Juenger's Storm of Steel. Read morePublished 21 months ago by D. King
Having just finished this book and having read some of the derogatory reviews, I feel that the author is correct when he separates those readers who Get It from those who do... Read morePublished on April 22, 2012 by Dr. James J. Good
Many of the reviews previously written for this book have stressed how important a story the book tells. This is true. Read morePublished on February 5, 2011 by John Klear
If the "Band of Brothers" dads were together in World War I, this meticulously researched and gripping story of war, sacrifice and the high price of victory would be their... Read morePublished on January 27, 2011 by John Blosser